William Shatner is actually going to ‘space: the final frontier’ on Jeff Bezos’ rocket

William Shatner has a long history with space — and soon, he'll be visiting it for real. Jeff Bezos' aerospace company Blue Origin announced Monday that the 90-year-old actor will travel on the New Shepard NS-18 rocket alongside crewmen Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries, as well as Blue Origin's Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations Audrey Powers.

The team will lift off on Oct. 12 from Launch Site One in West Texas, and Shatner's voyage will be a historic moment, as he'll become the oldest person to journey into “the final frontier.”

“I've heard about space for a long time now. I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself,” Shatner in a statement. “What a miracle.”

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